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February 2010:The Winter From Hell

I hope that as this entry posts it is a beautiful,sunny day in San Diego and that this winter is but a distant memory. This was,by far, the worst winter I can remember (including the 30" snowfall in Jan. 1996).Two major winter storms less than one week apart. The first dumped 23.5 " and the second dumped another 18".Personaaly I don't think that there is anything pretty about the snow. Perhaps if I had a different job that did not necessitate 4 sleeps in the Nursing Home I would feel differently.

Though the city did a stellar job with street cleaning, major storms in the city neighborhoods are a nightmare. There is nowhere to put that much snow! Getting to & from your car is sort of like mountain climbing - that is if you were lucky enough to find a place to park.

A picture of our street 2 days after the first storm
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This is my adorable neighbor who helped his parents shovel a walkway after the 2nd storm. Note the amount of snow you have to get over to get into the street/your car.

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DH had many days off from school because of this storm. He was nice enough to shovel a path from our front steps to the street so that I would not have to climb over snowbanks early in the morning :)! Note the two snow covered cars which remained in front of MY HOUSE for 3 weeks!

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Well, I am sure glad to be in San Diego. Some day I will laugh about the Winter of 2010! But not yet.

Comments (4)

Anne:

You really did get walloped this year, didn't you? I kept reading about the horrendous storms and counting my blessings when most veered out around Nova Scotia and straight up to Newfoundland. We had a couple of big storms, but was not a heavy snow year for us.

Ah, Sheri. Even though I'm quite green with envy, I'm glad you're in San Diego, too! Have fun.

Now that is a lot of snow! Will DH have to make up the days missed? Hope that does not cut into your summer beach time.

sheri:

Yes Girasoli, he will have to make up the days. Two days cancelled from Spring Break, 1 Professional Development day lost and 1 day added to the school year.Not so bad considering they lost 6 days of school!

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